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Caturday: Memories – Sweet & Painful

Sofie Bear would have been 12 years old yesterday. Here she is with Mr. Nine from a few years back. Nine would have been 12 this coming February. They passed too young at 11 years old. I miss them both a whole lot and I am thankful I got to spend so many years with them.

Memories are a double-edged sword: both sweet and painful at the same time.*

*I am not sure where I heard that quote, or who said it, but it makes a lot of sense.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2022 in Cats

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Thanksgiving Food For Cats

Dear Noel – I know that my humans are planning a big food celebration tomorrow – they call it Thanksgiving. All they ever give me though is dry kibble. How do I get my human to understand that I can have some leftovers too! – Please help. I am Hungry in Hagerstown

Dear Hungry – Many humans do not understand a cat’s diet. We are obligate carnivores, which means we have to have MEAT to live. But fat on the other paw can make us sick. In the wild, we would eat about 3 or 4 mice a day (yum), depending on our size. But remind them that we are little creatures and our calories per day should be limited to our size. And, we are each different, so tell your human to ask your Vet, since I am not a medicine cat and don’t know what is right for you.

You can have many wonderful COOKED lean proteins:

  • 1 ounce of cooked TURKEY white meat
  • Skinless chicken (MY FAVORITE)
  • Liver
  • Lean beef
  • Lamb
  • Cooked eggs
  • Cooked salmon/tuna
  • Canned fish

Don’t forget your veggies and grains:

  • Raw Pumpkin/squash, peas, and cucumber
  • Cooked carrots, broccoli, green beans
  • Mashed sweet potato
  • Cooked oatmeal

And your fruit:

  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew (no seeded)
  • Peeled apples

But remind them that you cannot eat the following:

  • NO FAT
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Coconut Milk
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee or caffeine
  • Grapes/raisins
  • Seeds
  • RAW fish
  • Bread dough
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate
  • Cooked bones
  • Milk
  • Chives
  • Candy / Gum
  • Artificial sweeteners (Especially XYLITOL)

See this Basic guide 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and don’t forget to beg for more!

– Queen Noel, the Christmas Cat,

Charles, the Mugwump,

Stella,

Mini Cooper,

Jolie, the Muppet

& Mom.

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2022 in Cats

 

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Caturday: This Is Not My Box

    • This is not my box. I am not the one responsible for the constant nibbling on the sides of the box and leaving cardboard shavings everywhere.

    • This is not my box. I am not the one that jumps in and out of it constantly when the laser red dot goes off and makes its evil marks on the wall all around the box.

    • This is not my box. I am not the one that sleeps in it most days.

But, I felt like today, it should be my box. So I took it! – Queen Noel, the Christmas Cat

(I am just going to ignore Mini.)

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2022 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Pay Attention

Queen Noel, the Christmas cat, here. Somedays, well mostly every day, Mom does not pay enough attention to me. Tonight I actually had to come all the way up on the couch and start pawing at her to get her even to notice me. I meowed and meowed, right pawed and left pawed, and she just wanted to take pictures of me instead of doing what I wanted, which was get more food. I am just not sure about these humans sometimes. They really are worthless for anything except food and a good cuddle.

PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!!!

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2022 in Cats

 

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Black and White Sunday: Fog

Early morning fog is a purrfect backdrop for Mini. Enjoy your Sunday.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2022 in Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Welcome – Now FEED US!

When I come home this is the welcoming committee.

Mostly they are saying ‘feed us!’

They crack me up. I did not realize when I was taking the last picture of Jolie, Charles, and Mini up the steps that Noel was at the top actually looking down to see when supper was coming. It amazes me sometimes that Mini Cooper is actually the 3rd dog. She is quick to be at the front door and wants to be part of whatever the pups are doing. Luckily, the dogs have never minded.

Are we boring you, Charles?

Note: If you may be wondering about the missing stair side piece. One day, about 20 years ago, V wanted to see what was under the fancy piece. And, so it has remained. That is life at the DogDaz Zoo. 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Caturday: Peek-A-BOO

I see you!

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2022 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Where’s Our Snack?

Noel and Mini Cooper together without fighting.

They must have been waiting for a snack.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2022 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Not Me

Those are not my claw marks on the ledge? That must be Mini Cooper’s, or even cats passed, like Nine or Muffin. I am a good girl and would never destroy the wood or the walls or the chairs or the carpet or anything.  Not me, no way!

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2022 in Cats

 

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Caturday: What a Difference 8 Years Make

Mini Cooper was 3 lbs when she came to stay.

Now she is maybe 10 lbs and a great deal more biege. What a difference 8 years makes.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2022 in Cats

 

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